Hike Planning Tips

When you’re in the planning stages of your Journey, there’s a lot you need to know and plan for. Here are some tips to assist you in Planning Your Hike.

  • Leave No Trace

    Leave No Trace

    Trails in WA have a leave no trace policy. The 7 Leave No Trace Principles are: Plan ahead and prepare Travel and camp on durable surfaces Dispose of waste properly Leave what you find Minimise campfire impact Respect wildlife Be considerate of others This means whatever you bring on the trail with you comes out …

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  • Ability of Participants

    Ability of Participants

    Many trails in WA have trail information available which will include the distance, estimated time, elevation and difficulty level. If you are organising a hike with a group of people you need to consider if the age and ability of the participants and the suitability of the trail. Ask yourself the following questions: Do any …

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  • Plan for Emergencies

    Plan for Emergencies

    Before you head out on your journey you need to make sure that you have some home based support. This is a person or people that know your hike plan in case of an emergency. If you are carrying a PLB (Personal Locating Beacon), this is probably the person who will receive the call for …

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  • Weather


    Check the weather forecast for the trail location. WA can have extreme hot weather, bush fire, cold nights, tropical cyclones and flooding. Check the Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecast and warnings, emergency.wa.gov.au for current fire danger ratings, fire bans and current emergencies and advice.

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  • Permission


    Make sure that you check who owns the land you intend to hike on, do you need permission? Are there entry fee’s? Are there conditions of entry? Do you need to notify the land manager of your hike? Is there any prescribed burns or seasonal hazards you need to be aware of? Is there any …

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